In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more. She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire.
With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.
Spectrum Reading will help your child improve their reading habits and strengthen their ability to understand and analyze text. This best-selling series is a favorite of parents and teachers because it is carefully designed to be both effective and engaging—the perfect building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
This comprehensive workbook doesn’t stop with focused practice–it encourages children to explore their creative sides by challenging them with thought-provoking writing projects. Aligned to current state standards, Spectrum Language Arts for grade 6 includes an answer key and a supplemental Writer’s Guide to reinforce grammar and language arts concepts. With the help of Spectrum, your child will build the language arts skills necessary for a lifetime of success.
It’s a fact that most people can’t handle the truth. This truth, when found, can torn apart the world of safe illusions in which they believe. And one of the truths about my writing is that I wrote most of my books in one day only, some in just 3 hours, because it is possible.
After carefully examining the opinions of many authors, regarding their strategies to write and their difficulties, I came to the conclusion that my strategy to write can be worth gold to those that wish to publish a book for the first time. Therefore, I decided to publish my own point of view on this subject, describing the techniques that I use and that allow me, so I believe, to write unique books with rare information and stories with a completely original perspective. It is my purpose with this book, not that suddenly the number of books in the world triples, but to promote and help in the creation of content with more quality about topics that really matter to mankind and can be treasured for the future generations.
This comprehensive workbook doesn’t stop with focused practice–it encourages children to explore their creative sides by challenging them with thought-provoking writing projects. Aligned to current state standards, Spectrum Language Arts for grade 2 includes an answer key and a supplemental Writer’s Guide to reinforce grammar and language arts concepts. With the help of Spectrum, your child will build the language arts skills necessary for a lifetime of success.
Have you ever wanted to captivate readers with a great opening, create spectacular and fantastical creatures, make up an entire country, realize a dastardly villain, write an epic love story, or make your characters leap off the page? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Gail Carson Levine can help you achieve your goals.
Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine offers a behind-the-scenes take on writing and teaches you how to become a world-class author. Drawing from her popular blog, Gail answers readers' fiction- and poetry-writing questions and dives into how to make a story come alive. If you're interested in writing prose and poetry or just want to be a better and more rounded writer, this book will help you on your creative journey.
With her trademark humor and vast writing knowledge, Gail Carson Levine reveals the tricks of her trade, writer to writer.
Supports the Common Core State Standards
Spectrum Reading workbooks will help your child improve their reading habits and strengthen their ability to understand and analyze text. This best-selling series is a favorite of parents and teachers because it is carefully designed to be both effective and engaging—the perfect building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
To be a writer is not a choice but a life commitment and a spiritual activity to be experienced in a daily basis. Those that refuse the laws of creative writing will never write properly, easily or effortlessly, no matter how many techniques or good ideas they may have. But, throughout the chapters of this book, it’s shown the emotional cycle that all artists, especially writers, experience in order to fulfill their purpose. It’s explained here how writers travel between the spiritual and material worlds in order to make the connection that later allows them to express in any kind of topic, from self-help to science-fiction books.
Writers are powerful beings, capable to endure the most demanding of all tasks, and that’s why not everyone can be one. The difference between someone taking a lifetime to write one book and the one able to do it in less than a day, or even an hour, defines a measurement between the most capable soul and the less experienced.
To be a creative writer is, above anything else, related to spiritual conscience. The difficulties that this person, traveling between light and darkness, carries are what distinguishes him from other people. This book explains how it occurs and the steps that mature writers can identify with. This is also a book for all those that have lost the ability to write and wish to regain it, and for those that with to write more and faster. It is about the true and only important key to creative writing – the soul of the writer.
Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children's book authors ever. Now in this Who Was . . . ? biography, children will learn of his real-life adventures. A flying ace for the British Air Force, he was married to an Academy Award-winning actress. He also wrote books and screenplays for adults. Entertaining and readable, this biography has 80 black-and-white illustrations.
This fantastic thesaurus is especially designed for children aged 8 and above (Key Stage 2) and supports today's Primary curriculum needs. Clear and accessible, it is an indispensable tool for young writers.
• full definitions for every entry and sample sentences for each synonym to help improve your child’s vocabulary
• words to use in all types of writing, from fiction to non-fiction, plus advice on particular writing styles
• word list boxes for in-depth examination of special language features
• usage tips offer extra language learning support
• free online resources at collins.co.uk/homeworkhelp
They subsisted in the fashionable Chicago district of Oak Park, Illinois. Constructed for Ernest’s maternal grandpa and namesake, his childhood household positions today as a gallery and guests center looked after by the Ernest Hemingway Establishment of Oak Park.
While vacationing in the Michigan forests, young Ernest was able to go around the land, chasing squirrels and other minor games as well as fishing.
For more interesting facts you must read his biography.
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